DURBAN – The Sharks have named an unchanged starting lineup to face the Bulls in their Super Rugby clash in Durban on Saturday.
On the bench, loose forward Dan du Preez makes a return from injury.
Sharks coach Robert du Preez said he felt the need to make consistent selections.
“Over the past two weeks, we really started to click as unit on-field and we want to carry that momentum going into our next two matches, before the break,” said Du Preez. “This is going to be a typical local derby match and it’s important that we stick we to our plans and execute them accurately on the day.
“It’s always a special feeling to play in front of our home fans and we are happy to be back home.”
The Sharks team is:
15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Tera Mtembu, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (captain), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Tyler Paul, 20 Daniel du Preez, 21 Cameron Wright, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Kobus van Wyk
African News Agency (ANA)